Reports have been circulating today that the proposed takeover of Leeds united has collapsed. There is even talk of Shaun Harvey heading to Monaco to resurrect the deal with Ken Bates.
Lust, who originally announced a takeover was being discussed, have today stated the deal has collapsed. However the club have moved to calm nerves by issuing a statement.
The statement released on the official website stated “Leeds United announces that the exclusivity period granted to a potential investor as mentioned in the statement of 26 June has ended.
“The club remain happy to continue discussions, but not on an exclusive basis, so as not to prevent other options passing.
“The first priority must be to ensure that the credibility of any future investor or ultimate owner is such, that the Leeds legacy and its future is in safe hands, back in the Premiership.
“The club will continue to be receptive to approaches from potential new partners who can establish that they have the necessary credentials.
“Meanwhile, it is encouraging that there is a new spirit at the club under the management of Neil Warnock and his ten new signings. The club will making no further comment at this stage.”
Meanwhile Neil Warnock has placed Robbie Rogers and Danny Pugh on the transfer list in an effort to raise transfer funds. Pugh rejoined Leeds, initially on loan, at the start of last season. He signed a permanent contract in January after leaving Stoke.
Rogers joined from MLS side Columbus Crew in January, but struggled to make an impact due to injuries, having very little game time to prove himself.
Warnock has stated his desire to sign a right winger and a striker to complete his squad.